Architecture is an art form. It’s an opportunity to take everyday necessities–shelter, warmth, safety–and imbue them with beauty. So, as we pursue residential architectural design for our clients, we constantly push ourselves to dive deeper into the practice that inspires us: the art of architecture. Here’s a glimpse into how we exercise the art of …
Architecture is far more than crafting a structure. It requires attention to context and respect for nature. It’s the art of reflecting the home’s surroundings and using existing beauty to create refuge.
“To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.” Daniel Libeskind
Architecture creates beauty in safety. It transforms refuge into spaces of comfort. It aims to create a place that welcomes you in with peace, elegance, and a sense of timelessness.
“Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.” Tim Parsey
The art of architecture considers context—it considers the larger scene in which the home is set. With every home design, we seek to reflect natural beauty in our work. We use colors, materials, and textures that work with the landscape, and we use landscape to frame those elements.
“Architecture is not based on concrete and steel, and the elements of the soil. It’s based on wonder.” Daniel Libeskind
Every time we put pencil, pen, or brush to paper, we discover new corners of creativity. It is in exercising art that we deepen our understanding of the beauty of architecture.
One of our current underway projects is getting close to demo time. Waterfront Reflections is a beautiful home situated on an amazing piece of property on the shores of Lake Washington. The property has an existing structure which is scheduled to be demo’d very soon. But this particular home is going to get a special kind …